Saturday, September 17, 2011

Harmony...

I've finished another quilt!  This was probably my oldest UFO to date.  It was a Strip Club project offered by my local quilt store in 2006 (I think).  It's been in a flimsy stage for at least a few years and I've just finally quilted and bound it.

Harmony
I really like this quilt, so I'm surprised it's taken me so long to finish it.  To be honest, I was intimidated by my quilting frame for the longest time, so I made lots of tops but didn't quilt them.  However, with practice, I feel much more comfortable doing pantographs and am slowly making my way through the stack of UFOs.  (Plenty still to go though!)

Harmony on the frame
After loading it on the frame, I managed to quilt it in just a few days.  I generally make one or two passes at a time and then take a break and work on something else.  Before you know it, another quilt is done...

Harmony
I tried a new pantograph on this one called Funky Feathers from Urban Elementz.  I'll definitely use it again.

Funky Feathers from Urban Elementz
Because this quilt was made so long ago, I couldn't find any leftover fabric to use to make a label.  Instead, the quilt label is part of The Word for All Occasions Fabric Panel by Block Party Studios.

Harmony Quilt Label
So, here are the stats for this quilt:
  • Size: 68" square
  • Fabrics: Cinnamon Stars by Fig Tree Quilts; not sure about the background
  • Batting: Warm &White
  • Thread: Guterman (piecing), Superior Threads Variegated for quilting
  • Pattern: Star Struck by Cozy Quilts
  • Quilting: Funky Feathers from Urban Elementz (17 passes, 5 bobbins)
  • Started: 2006?
  • Completed: September 16, 2011
  • Recipient: Keeping this one

Whenever I work on a quilt, I usually have one or more helpers.  For this quilt, it was Moses...

Moses on the quilt
She was particularly helpful when I tried to square the quilt and put on the binding...



Until later...

Shout to the LORD, all the earth; break out in praise and sing for joy! 
Psalms 98:4 (NLT)


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